I have always been aware of some of the clinical signs of ulcers in horses, however until concerns were raised about my own horse I hadn’t realised how hard it was to find consistent information on the internet surrounding this illness.
When I embarked on my epic google search to help me understand this condition more, I came across the following podcast on gastric ulcers. I found this both unbelievably helpful and extremely interesting and I hope that you find it of help to.
The only thing that i would add before you listen to this pod cast is the advice on using Corn oil to help ulcers. You would be forgiven for assuming that the info on feeding corn oil is accurate becasue a vet has advised it but when you look at the cold hard facts it becomes apparent as to why you should question its use.
Corn oil is a cheap and highly processed oil. There is no nutritional value in feeding it to horses as it is one of the oils that has the highest levels of omega 6 (inflammation promoting), and lowest levels of omega 3, anti- inflammatory fatty acids.
I would therefore use the podcasts latter suggestion of linseed oil and NOT corn oil, as Linseed oil is extremely high in omega 3 and low in omega 6 and holds an abundance of nutritional value.
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